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Speaking of wool...

 

All just came in from B&S this week in new condition. Middle one is the cashmere from Yellow Hook.

..

I hate you (re: the YH cashmere)

 

Edit: @Claghorn those Hober linen pieces spell trouble for my disposable income...


Edited by ericgereghty - 10/16/15 at 2:26pm
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Sam Hober

@Sam Hober

You've outdone yourself with this linen tie.

 

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http://dquy1wdocclno.cloudfront.net/images/detailed/14/GLT-6-1-2.jpg?t=1444904817

My wife will be contacting you around my birthday. This is stupendous.

 

Vanda:

http://vandafineclothing.com/store/767-2717-large-popup/brown-blue-glenplaid.jpg

 

 

 

I'm with you on brown ties.

 

The Vanda is high on my list for my next order from them.

 

Those new linen and linen blend ties from @Sam Hober are wonderful. Everyone pining for the plum rough silk should probably just get the plum linen number.

 

These are the other brown ties at the top of my list at the moment (both Bigi from NMWA).

 

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What's the go-to store for bang-for-the-buck staple ties? Seems like there are a ton of options in the $85 range, but nothing respectable for less. Considering that I've started buying my shirts at Luxire and they've been at the $85 price point, it's hard for me to justify spending the same amount on a tie. I'm sure this is just a "pre-SF" mentality that I can't shake, but does such a tie maker/vendor exist?

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Originally Posted by flvinny521 View Post

What's the go-to store for bang-for-the-buck staple ties? Seems like there are a ton of options in the $85 range, but nothing respectable for less. Considering that I've started buying my shirts at Luxire and they've been at the $85 price point, it's hard for me to justify spending the same amount on a tie. I'm sure this is just a "pre-SF" mentality that I can't shake, but does such a tie maker/vendor exist?

I LOVE my Kent Want ties, and believe them to be worth every penny. The 6-fold ties especially. With a 6-fold, you can literally feel the difference in your hands.
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[...]

 

Henry Carter

(half knit, half grenadine? What is a Bourette?)

Warning: Spoiler! (Click to show)
http://www.henrycarter.com.au/wp-content/uploads/2015/06/chocolate-bourette-2.jpg

 

I've got the orange version of this; it's quite striking—the two-tone effect is even more vivid.  I may be posting a photo of it soon with a dark navy linen jacket.

 

The feel of the tie is odd:  it's all silk but feels a bit more like cotton.  I'm guessing that's the bourette silk (which as I understand it is a slightly slubby yarn made from scraps).

Cheers,

Ac

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Originally Posted by flvinny521 View Post

What's the go-to store for bang-for-the-buck staple ties? Seems like there are a ton of options in the $85 range, but nothing respectable for less. Considering that I've started buying my shirts at Luxire and they've been at the $85 price point, it's hard for me to justify spending the same amount on a tie. I'm sure this is just a "pre-SF" mentality that I can't shake, but does such a tie maker/vendor exist?

Sales. Post in this thread what you are looking for and provide a reasonable price range and I'm sure several folks will come through for you in terms of finding a good tie at ...damn it...I was going to say "a good price," thought that sounded like a car commercial, then thought "a price you can believe in," which is worse.

I gotta get back to work -_-
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Originally Posted by flvinny521 View Post

What's the go-to store for bang-for-the-buck staple ties? Seems like there are a ton of options in the $85 range, but nothing respectable for less. Considering that I've started buying my shirts at Luxire and they've been at the $85 price point, it's hard for me to justify spending the same amount on a tie. I'm sure this is just a "pre-SF" mentality that I can't shake, but does such a tie maker/vendor exist?
Chipp, the knottery, maybe some sam hober selections, ebay, b&s.
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Went to Richard Anderson with a friend to help him get a suit. Must say I found the service really really mediocre. Measurer seems very unresponsive and barely polite to me, and especially my friend's inexperienced questions. Disappointed. Didn't stop my friend from sinking 5.5k pounds on a navy mohair suit, though. Meh. I did email steed and ask if I could ask them some questions and so on and they've been a lot more friendly so hopefully they will go well. I'll go with my friend on his first fitting with Richard Anderson (or their other cutter) so hopefully that will be more helpful.

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 5.5k pounds 

 

$8,500 USD, if I'm understanding?

 

As for Brown Ties, my next Hober order will include a Dark Chocolate Gren Fina. 

 

...in case you want to see a plain brown grenadine tie... (Click to show)
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Looks nice.

 

And yes, just about so.

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I LOVE my Kent Want ties, and believe them to be worth every penny. The 6-fold ties especially. With a 6-fold, you can literally feel the difference in your hands.

 

I just made my first purchase from Kent Wang (benchgrade captoes), and although I ended up returning them due to the fit, their service and quality of the shoe was fantastic. I'll definitely be using them for squares and ties (among other things) once I can get over this mental price block. The $85 I mentioned I spend on shirts is already about double the amount I used to spend on low quality shirts. I'm slowly reaching into the higher tier of clothing, which is tough enough to do on a budget before factoring in the insane amount of money I spend on my toddler twins every month.

 

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Originally Posted by Claghorn View Post


Sales. Post in this thread what you are looking for and provide a reasonable price range and I'm sure several folks will come through for you in terms of finding a good tie at ...damn it...I was going to say "a good price," thought that sounded like a car commercial, then thought "a price you can believe in," which is worse.

I gotta get back to work -_-

 

I browse through the sales section often and follow the "Somebody Should Buy This" thread as well. I have Spoo followed on eBay and check out his auctions once in a while and I'm sure this is where I'll get the best bang for the buck. Unfortunately, being new to the game means I'm also unsure of the value of certain items and I get nervous about overspending. I know especially with Spoo's auctions, they often end up at higher than retail price.

 

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Chipp, the knottery, maybe some sam hober selections, ebay, b&s.

 

Thanks for the suggestions, I actually had forgotten about Chipp and The Knottery. I actually had bookmarked these a month or two ago.

 

 

 

 

Basically, I intend to start almost completely fresh with my business wardrobe (the impetus for my entering this thread). I have a few cheap suits that all need to be replaced. I have some AE Park Aves in black and AE Drydens in brown (I know these aren't perfect for a business wardrobe, but passable), and a few shirts from Modern Tailor and now Luxire that are replacing all my business shirting. Basically I want to start with buying pieces that are absolute staples and super versatile so I may not have "inspired fits" right away, but I also won't look like a buffoon. Then, slowly I'll add other pieces and work on building my own style.

 

To that end, my first planned tie purchases are:

 

Brown, navy, burgundy grenadines

Navy w/ white pindot

Grey micro (shepherd's check or something similar)

A few neats like (http://www.kentwang.com/ties/flower-brown-blue.html)

 

And then go from there. I'm not a fan of repp or most striped ties.

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Originally Posted by flvinny521 View Post
 

 

I just made my first purchase from Kent Wang (benchgrade captoes), and although I ended up returning them due to the fit, their service and quality of the shoe was fantastic. I'll definitely be using them for squares and ties (among other things) once I can get over this mental price block. The $85 I mentioned I spend on shirts is already about double the amount I used to spend on low quality shirts. I'm slowly reaching into the higher tier of clothing, which is tough enough to do on a budget before factoring in the insane amount of money I spend on my toddler twins every month.

 

 

I browse through the sales section often and follow the "Somebody Should Buy This" thread as well. I have Spoo followed on eBay and check out his auctions once in a while and I'm sure this is where I'll get the best bang for the buck. Unfortunately, being new to the game means I'm also unsure of the value of certain items and I get nervous about overspending. I know especially with Spoo's auctions, they often end up at higher than retail price.

 

 

Thanks for the suggestions, I actually had forgotten about Chipp and The Knottery. I actually had bookmarked these a month or two ago.

 

 

 

 

Basically, I intend to start almost completely fresh with my business wardrobe (the impetus for my entering this thread). I have a few cheap suits that all need to be replaced. I have some AE Park Aves in black and AE Drydens in brown (I know these aren't perfect for a business wardrobe, but passable), and a few shirts from Modern Tailor and now Luxire that are replacing all my business shirting. Basically I want to start with buying pieces that are absolute staples and super versatile so I may not have "inspired fits" right away, but I also won't look like a buffoon. Then, slowly I'll add other pieces and work on building my own style.

 

To that end, my first planned tie purchases are:

 

Brown, navy, burgundy grenadines

Navy w/ white pindot

Grey micro (shepherd's check or something similar)

A few neats like (http://www.kentwang.com/ties/flower-brown-blue.html)

 

And then go from there. I'm not a fan of repp or most striped ties.

I think your approach is a good one. Get the staples first, in as good a quality as you can afford. People here tend to mistake novel for good and to overrate "inspired fits" anyway. There's nothing wrong with boring done well. Combinations like solid navy suit/white shirt/wedding tie, solid grey suit/blue striped shirt/solid grenadine, and tweed/flannel/OCBD/knit tie are all classics for a reason.

 

For staple suits and jackets--assuming you are buying OTR-- expect to pay retail and budget for it. I've gotten lucky in the past, but it's rare. 

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I think your approach is a good one. Get the staples first, in as good a quality as you can afford. People here tend to mistake novel for good and to overrate "inspired fits" anyway. There's nothing wrong with boring done well. Combinations like solid navy suit/white shirt/wedding tie, solid grey suit/blue striped shirt/solid grenadine, and tweed/flannel/OCBD/knit tie are all classics for a reason.

 

For staple suits and jackets--assuming you are buying OTR-- expect to pay retail and budget for it. I've gotten lucky in the past, but it's rare. 

 

My plan for suits was to visit Suit Supply in Miami and have my wife take pics of the top contenders. After posting them here for feedback, I'd either to make a purchase or  use those measurements and proportions to look for second hand items on the Marketplace forum here.

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Originally Posted by flvinny521 View Post

which is tough enough to do on a budget before factoring in the insane amount of money I spend on my toddler twins every month.

Well, clearly the twins need to go if you want to be serious about your style. Not sure why you got them in the first place...
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Well, clearly the twins need to go if you want to be serious about your style. Not sure why you got them in the first place...

 

I was too excited about being young and newlywed, and I let my wife influence my priorities. We have taken the proper precaution to ensure that such a travesty will not happen again.

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